Despite a brief impasse between the parties that seemed to temporarily derail negotiations, undefeated MMA fighter and three-division champion boxer Holly Holm is officially a UFC fighter. UFC President Dana White announced the news on Twitter on Thursday: Welcome to the UFC @_HOLLYHOLM #ufc http://t.co/MeJN3RD4Ai
— Dana White (@danawhite) July 10, 2014 Holm, 32, via her representatives, met with White and UFC management in March, came to a point where White told UFC Tonight's anchors on Fox Spo more
Ronda Rousey made history by becoming the first MMA fighter to win an ESPY award.
While most MMA fans were obviously tuned into UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller, there was the matter of the ESPY awards in Los Angeles. One of the categories for the ESPN-presented ceremony was "Best Female Athlete", with nominees Maya Moore (WNBA), Mikaela Shiffrin (2014 Olympic gold medalist in slalom skiing), Breanna Stewart (UConn college basketball), and UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
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Take five seconds out of your day to watch this MMA fight. Trust us, it's worth it.One swift kick to the face and this fight was over. If it wasn't for a little bit of preparation at the beginning of the fight, it would have been over even quicker. [YouTube]Read more MMA news on BleacherReport.com more
Phil Baroni’s MMA career has been a wild ride, to say the least. This Friday, he’ll turn another chapter in his storied run as a professional fighter when he makes his debut for Bellator MMA.Filed under: Bellator, News more
The biggest sports economist conference of the year just ended. Out of 70+ projects, sadly only one was on MMA. Paul Gift discusses his project on fight night bonus awards as well as some of the interesting work being done in other sports.
WARNING: Unlike other pieces where it's toned down, I don't hold back the nerd-speak today. You will see phrases like "rank-order competition," "non-linear compensation" and "optimum effort levels." Read at your own risk...but read anyway.
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Heavyweight MMA fighter Chris Barnett has high aspirations for his career in the sport. But in order to achieve those aspirations, he needs to fight – something that has becoming increasingly difficult as time wares on.Filed under: News more
It’s not often an MMA fighter will attempt to call his shot, but UFC 175's Ildemar Alcantara is doing just that. Filed under: News, UFC more
As an MMA fighter, Frankie Edgar is used to dealing with misconceptions about who he is and what he does. But one about his upcoming fight with ex-champ B.J. Penn particularly irks him. Filed under: News, UFC more
Robert Drysdale pushed his MMA record to 7-0 at “The Ultimate Fighter 19” Finale on Sunday in Las Vegas. more